When remodeling or updating your kitchen, choosing cabinetry and a new sink makes the whole process seem simple – at least until you get to the faucet. Choosing the best kitchen faucet to accent your new décor is often much more difficult than people expect. This is due, in part, to the many styles, designs and features to choose from, but it is also difficult because most people want their faucet to be equal in its aesthetic appeal and function. Luckily there are ways to make the process easier.
Style and Design
First and foremost, the best kitchen faucet for your sink is going to be one that compliments the overall style of your kitchen. Whether its country-chic and you have a farmhouse-style tub, or if you are sporting something more artistic and trendy like a large soapstone sink, you need to pick out a kitchen faucet that will balance the look of everything else in the room. This is true even if you have a simple stainless steel sink, too, because believe it or not, sometimes your faucet can end up being the focal point of your cooking space. That’s why you need to consider the style and design carefully.
For instance, a prep or bar-style faucet isn’t going to look that great in a kitchen which features dainty accents and country-style cabinetry. Likewise, you wouldn’t necessarily want to pick a contemporary, sleek-looking single-handle version either. However, in a contemporary or urban-style kitchen you may seriously think about choosing one of those options. So which should you choose? Have a picture of your kitchen with you while you shop, and it will be much easier to decide on a complimentary style, as well as whether you want a single or dual handled version, a wall-mounted faucet, a pull-out spray faucet, or a prep/bar style faucet like you might see in a professional restaurant or kitchen.
While style and design are important components, the functionality of your faucet can mean the difference between loving your kitchen and absolutely hating it. After all, looking good is one thing, but when you actually use it, that’s another. So, before deciding on your purchase, it’s important to consider the features which will most benefit you. The best kitchen faucet is going to be one which satisfies your individual criteria. Features like high, wide-angle swivel spouts and retractable, pull-out hand sprayers make cooking and cleaning a breeze, and soap dispensers may not be for everyone, but they may be a personal requirement that makes your faucet just that much better.
Overall, the best kitchen faucet is a personal decision based more on style, function and design rather than a specific brand. However, some brands offer higher quality than others, but either way, there should be plenty of options to choose from.